NTSB Identification: ATL88LA087.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36053.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 07, 1988 in LIBERTY, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: MOONEY M20E, registration: N2633W
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT RPTD THAT HE OVERESTIMATED THE AMOUNT OF FUEL ON BOARD THE ACFT PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. THE ENGINE SUBSEQUENTLY LOST PWR AT CRUISE DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. A FORCED LDG WAS MADE IN A FIELD. DURING THE ROLLOUT, THE AIRPLANE VAULTED THE CREST OF A SMALL HILL AND CAME BACK DOWN ON THE NOSE GEAR. THE AIRPLANE SUBSEQUENTLY IMPACTED A TREE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

REFUELING..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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